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|Title: ||Towards logistics systems parameter optimisation through the use of response surfaces|
|Authors: ||RAMAEKERS, Katrien|
Van Landeghem, H.
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Citation: ||4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research, 4(4). p. 331-342|
|Abstract: ||Logistics systems have to cope with uncertainties in demand, in lead times, in transport times, in availability of resources and in quality. Management decisions have to take these uncertainties into consideration. An evaluation of decisions may be done by means of simulation. However, not all stochastic phenomena are of equal importance. By design of simulation experiments and making use of response surfaces, the most important phenomena are detected and their influence on performance estimated. Once the influence of the phenomena is known, this knowledge may be used to determine the optimal values of some decision parameters. An illustration is given on how to use response surfaces in a real-world case. A model is built in a logistics modelling software. The decision parameters have to be optimised for a specific objective function. Experiments are run to estimate the response surface. The validity of the response surface with few observations is also tested.|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Validation: ||vabb, 2010|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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